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CSE1205 : INFORMATION SYSTEMS 2

IMS1002: INFORMATION SYSTEMS 2

SEMESTER 2, 2005

MONASH UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT & SYSTEMS

 

 

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The assignments (40% weighting) and a three hour examination (60% weighting) will be used to assess whether you have achieved the objectives of this unit.

Assignment Task 1, Value 20%, Due Weeks 8 , Data Requirements and Data modellling
Assignment Task 2, Value 20%, Due Week 13, User Interface design and User Manual preparation

Assignments should be delivered during tutorial sessions on or before the due week. Late submissions will be penalised at the rate of 5% per day overdue. If you believe that your assignment will be delayed because of circumstances beyond your control such as illness you should apply for an extension before the due date. Medical certificates or certification supporting your application may be required.

Note:
• Assignments in this unit are no less important than those of other units. Your inability to manage your time or computing resources will not be accepted as a valid excuse. (Several assignments falling due at the same time is often unavoidable.)
• Backup copies are required to be made of all assignments and retained for 12 months, in case of loss.
• Hardware failures are not normally recognised as a valid reason for obtaining an extension or handing in a late assignment.

 

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Semester 2, 2005

STUDENT ASSIGNMENT

Aim The aims of the assignment in this unit are to develop your skills in:

  • determining and modelling the data requirements for a new system
  • producing part of a systems requirement definition of a case study focussing on the data requirements of a new system
  • producing detailed data models of a reasonable quality

Assignment Tasks

The assignment requires that you play the role of systems analyst consultant who has been contracted to analyse and report on the situation at As-U-Go Hotel. You are required to analyse the current situation in order to identify and report on the problems and opportunities that exist. You should then suggest a proposed system that meets the new data requirements. You will document your findings as part of a systems requirements specification. See Assignment Task 1 details below.

DOWNLOAD ASSIGNMENT CASE STUDY & ASSIGNMENT TASK 1

Case Study .doc

Case Study.rtf

Assignment 1 .doc

Assignment 1 .rtf

The second assignment requires that you play the role of a systems design consultant who has been contracted to design a set of screen prototypes and specifications for a new system at As-U-Go Hotel. Having already analysed the situation, you are now in the position to prepare some initial screen designs and documentation to support these screens. See Assignment 2 Task details below.

DOWNLOAD ASSIGNMENT TASK 2

Assignment 2 .doc

Assignment 2 .rtf

Individual assignment tasks

You will carry out both Assignments individually. It is expected that you will collaborate with other students, but it is also expected that any collaboration will be appropriately acknowledge in your submitted work.

Value

The assignment is worth 40% of the total mark for the subject. It has two components:

Task 1 - 20%

Task 2 - 20%

General Presentation Requirements

All written assignment work must be submitted in accordance with the School's assignment submission requirements which are available at the following URL:

http://www.sims.monash.edu.au/resources/assessment.html

Please read and follow the instructions there carefully. Diagrams should be drawn using a software package such as Microsoft Visio. Assignments which do not meet these requirements may not be accepted and may be penalised or returned for revision and re-submission. Late submission caused by the need to revise the format or layout of the assignment may be penalised.

Submission Dates

The dates for submission are included with the description of the deliverables for each assignment task. Extensions of time will be granted only in exceptional circumstances. Applications for extensions must be made in writing BEFORE the due date, and must include suitable documentary evidence of the need for an extension. Late submissions without a medical certificate or prior permission for an extension will be penalised. Refer to the Unit Outline for extension provisions.

Further Information

The information provided to you should be sufficient for you to complete all the assignment tasks (except, of course for Assignment Task 1, where the purpose of the task is for you to gather the information which you need). However, if you believe that you need additional information which is not provided in the assignment description, please contact your tutor.

 

Assignment Task 1 - Data Requirements

Data Modelling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Task Description

The assignment requires that you play the role of a systems analyst consultant who has been contracted to analyse and report on the situation at As-U-Go Hotel. You are required to analyse the current situation in order to identify and report on the problems and opportunities that exist. You should then suggest a proposed system that meets the new data requirements. You will document your findings as part of a systems requirements specification.

You should ensure that the development of a new logical solution addresses the problems of the current situation, as well as the new business needs of the client. It should also take advantage of any opportunities identified by your analysis.

Use the description of the case study provided, as well as any relevant information provided by the lecturer or your tutor, to produce a word-processed report that includes all the required items as listed in the Assignment Deliverables.

Clearly note in your report any assumptions you need to make about any processing or data that may not be fully described in the case study.

Submissions

Students are required to work individually.

Due date

The assignment is to be submitted to your tutor by the end of Week 8.

Assignment Value

The assignment is worth 20% of the total marks available for the unit.

SIMS Individual Assignment Cover Sheets

All work must be submitted with a signed SIMS Group Assignment Cover Sheet at the front of the report. This Cover Sheet is available on the SIMS website or can be obtained from your tutor.

Any work submitted without a signed SIMS Individual Assignment Cover Sheet will not be accepted nor marked by your tutor.

Plagiarism and Cheating

Plagiarism or cheating of any kind will not be tolerated.

While collaboration is encouraged it is essential that it be acknowledged at the beginning of your report. If there is any evidence that groups may have shared work, and this sharing is not acknowledged it will be regarded as cheating and all parties involved will be penalised. In severe cases, disciplinary action may be taken.

The SIMS policy on plagiarism and cheating can be found on the SIMS web site, and is contained on the SIMS Assignment Cover Sheet. Ensure that you have read and understand this policy before you sign it.

Assignment Deliverables

Your report should be presented as a professional business report and include all the following sections:

•  SIMS Group Cover Sheet

•  Title Page

•  Executive Summary

•  Table of Contents

•  Introduction that clearly states:

•  the aim of the exercise

•  objectives of the proposed system

•  constraints and limitations affecting system

•  Brief overview of the current system

•  Brief analysis of the problems of the current system

•  Brief descriptions of the opportunities for the proposed system

•  Brief descriptive overview of the proposed system, its scope, and its data requirements

•  Data models for the proposed system including:

•  ER model for the whole system

•  3NF relations for all entities - show all attributes collected in UNF, and all working from UNF to 3NF

•  Data Structure Diagram for the whole system

•  Data Dictionary entries for any two data entities, and all attributes of those two entities

 

•  Support for the proposed system - a brief explanation of how the proposed system solves existing problems, addresses opportunities and meets new data requirements. Your explanation should refer to the problems, needs and opportunities identified earlier in the report and should explain how specific parts of the models address these issues.

•  Your appendices should include any supporting material that is relevant to your report (such as normalisation tests).

 

Spell-check, proof read and check the layout of your reports for a more professional result, and greater overall impact and readability.

Standards

All work must conform to the written presentation standards as described in the SIMS Style Guide. This guide is available on the SIMS website at

http://www.sims.monash.edu.au/

Additional information on written presentation formats can be found in the Q Manual published by the Faculty of Business and Economics. This can be obtained online and from the bookshop.

 

Assignment Task 2 - User Interface

User Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Task Description

This part of the assignment requires that you play the role of a systems design consultant who has been contracted to design a set of screen prototypes and specifications for a new system at As-U-Go Hotel. Having already analysed the situation, you are now in the position to prepare some initial screen designs and documentation to support these screens.

You should ensure that the screen prototypes you design address the problems of the current situation, and any new business needs of the client. It should also take advantage of any opportunities identified by your analysis. Your screens should also incorporate the principles of good design as discussed in lectures. Your screen designs do not have to be working prototypes - they can be mock-ups.

Use the description of the case study provided, as well as any relevant information provided by the lecturer or your tutor, to produce a set of screen designs and a word-processed report that describes the use and function of these screens. This report should be in the form of a User Manual.

Clearly note in your report any assumptions you have made about the way a function is performed or the way a screen works where these functions are not fully described in the case study.

Assignment Deliverables

Your report should be in the form of an excerpt from a User Manual. Your report does not need a letter of transmittal or an Executive Summary because it is only an excerpt, however you should still include a Table of Contents.

Your report should also include

•  Introduction that clearly states the aim of the User Manual excerpts, and its place in the final design documentation which will be presented to the client. The User Manual excerpts must include the following screen mockups:

•  An access or password screen

•  A menu screen and submenus if appropriate

•  A screen or set of screens to make guest reservations, register guests, arrange safe deposits and check out guests.

•  A screen to modify reservation details

•  The User Manual excerpts must include any error messages or other dialogue screens you consider necessary or appropriate

•  The mockup screens must include navigation controls.

Note: The screens, and the functionality they represent, are the primary focus in this exercise. Examiners will be more concerned with the appearance of the screens and description of functionality, than with the working screens themselves.

•  The User Manual excerpts must include descriptions of the functionality and use of each screen.

Remember to spell-check, proofread and check the layout of your reports for a more professional result, and greater overall impact and readability.

Submissions

Students are required to work individually and each student is expected to submit a report containing the screen grabs of your design and a description of its function.

Due date

The assignment is to be submitted to your tutor by the end of Week 13.

Assignment Value

The assignment is worth 20% of the total marks available for the unit.

Formal supervised assessment:EXAM

 

 

A "closed book" examination, 3 hours, (assessment value 60%). The formal supervised assessment for this unit will be an exam scheduled in the formal examination period following the last week of semester. You are required to be available for the exam and any necessary supplementary assessment procedures until the end of the assessment period. Alternative times for exams will not be approved without a medical certificate for a significant illness, or equivalent evidence.) The examination will test to see whether you have met the objectives of this subject.

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You must perform satisfactorily on both the examination and the assignments in order to pass this subject.In order to pass the subject, students must obtain at least 50% of the available marks for the subject.

In addition, there is a hurdle requirement that students must obtain at least 40% of the marks allocated for assignment work AND at least 40% of the marks allocated for the examination.

If a student fails one of the hurdle requirements a fail mark up to a maximum of 44% will be returned to the Board of Examiners, even if the numeric total of a student’s mark is greater than 44%.

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1 Acknowledgment of sources
Each time you complete any assessment, please refer to and make yourself familiar with the most current information regarding acknowledgement of sources, plagiarism and academic conduct contained in the SIMS Policy website.
http://www.sims.monash.edu.au/policies


2. Assignments

2.1 Standards for presentation
All printed assignment work must be word processed and meet the standards set out in the assignment. Refer also to the School of Information Management and Systems guidelines for writing assignments for additional information on presentation standards:
http://www.sims.monash.edu.au/resources/style.html

2.2 All assignments must include an appropriate signed SIMS assignment cover page.

See the SIMS web site for downloadable (PDF) copies of SIMS assignment cover pages
http://www.sims.monash.edu.au/resources/assessment.html

2.3 Extensions
If you believe that your assignment will be delayed because of circumstances beyond your control such as illness, you should apply for an extension prior to the due date. All applications for extensions must be made in writing to your lecturer. Medical certificates or other supporting documentation will be required.
Late assignments submitted without an approved extension may be accepted at the discretion of your lecturer, but will be penalised at the rate of 10% of total assignment marks per day (including weekends). Example:
Total marks available for the assignment = 100 marks
Marks received for the assignment = 70 marks
Marks deducted for 2 days late submission (20% of 100) = 20 marks
Final mark received for assignment = 50 marks


2.4 Submission of assignments
Assignments should be received by your tutor on or before the due date. In the absence of other instructions, all assignments are to be submitted to your tutor during your allocated tutorial.
2.5 Return of assignments
Assignments will either be returned in specified tutorials during semester or via the SIMS Frontdesk collection system outside semester.
In general, assignments will be returned within two to three weeks of the due date.


3 Student Academic Grievance Procedure

If you have a concern or issue about aspects of your assessment or other academic matters, you are encouraged to follow the SIMS Student Academic Grievance Procedure: http://www.sims.monash.edu.au/policies

4. Pass requirements
The 40% rule applies to units and determines the final result for a student where the student's performance in either the examination or assignment component of the unit is unsatisfactory. Students need to be aware of the 40% rule which is:
In order to pass a unit, a student must gain all of the following:
• at least 40% of the marks available for the examination component: i.e. the final examination and any tests performed under exam conditions, taken as a whole
• at least 40% of the marks available for the assignment component: i.e. the assignments and any other assessment tasks (such as presentations) taken as a whole
• at least 50% of the total marks for the unit
Where a student gains less than 40% for either the examination or assignment component, the final result for the unit will be no greater than ‘44-N’.

5. Grades
The grades awarded by the Faculty of Information Technology are:
Grade Code Marks
High Distinction HD 80-100
Distinction D 70-79
Credit C 60-69
Pass P 50-59
Fail N 0-49
Near Pass NP 45-49 (may be awarded by Board of Examiners only)
Deferred DEF -
Withheld WH -

 

 
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